Old Chalk New Downs Community Engagement Officer

Kent County Council

Sandling, Kent
£28,413 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Reference: 18004331

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 6th January 2019  

Old Chalk New Downs Community Engagement Officer

Fixed Term Full Time Until 31 May 2021

37 hours per week

Starting salary £28,413 per annum

Based at Allington Lock, 3 Lock Cottages, Sandling

Growth, Environment and Transport

Kent County Council is offering the opportunity to be part of an exciting Heritage Lottery funded partnership project. This ambitious initiative not only looks to restore and link up fragmented chalk downland habitats across 10,000ha of North Kent, it also aims to reconnect the local community with this iconic landscape – and you could play an important part in delivering this.

We are looking for someone with a passion for the natural environment that can use their skills and experience to develop and deliver a wide-ranging volunteer, communities and people participation programme. Community engagement is key to the success of this project, so we are looking for excellent communication skills that can be used across a variety of channels to promote the project’s activities and achievements to a broad audience and engage people with the project’s work. If you enjoy helping people to connect with nature in new and interesting ways, this post is for you.

Additional benefits of working with us include flexible working, access to Local Authority Pension Scheme and support with professional development. A retention package is offered at completion of the contract and relocation assistance is available (both subject to T&Cs). This post is ideal for someone looking to gain experience in large-scale habitat conservation and eager to work with our partner organisations; secondments and job share will be considered.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Interview Date(s): 18th of January 2019

To apply please click here to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is 18004331. Please visit www.oldchalknewdowns.org.uk to find out more about us. Should you require any further information, please contact William Moreno on 03000 410348 or William.moreno@kent.gov.uk. The closing date is midnight on 6th January 2019.

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